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Lee Kuan Yew’s Educational Legacy: Selected References


Lee Kuan Yew's Educational Legacy: The challenges of success” was launched by the National Institute of Education (NIE) in conjunction with the NIE-AERA Reception 2017 held in St Antonio, Texas, USA. The publication commemorates the contributions that Singapore’s founding father has made to Singapore’s education system. This bibliography list references from the publication that are available in the NIE Library.


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Tan, O. S., Low, E. L., & Hung, D. (Eds.). (2017). Lee Kuan Yew’s educational legacy: The challenges of success. Singapore: Springer.

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Last updated: February 19, 2018  

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